2015 » Chance 004

K.J. Schumacher

June 2015
Oil and colored pencil on canvas
48'' x 36'' (122cm x 91cm)

This piece and others like it come from an ongoing series of chance-based works created by selecting mark types at random. This generative methodology serves as an alternative way to approach “found” marks in my practice. The sequence below records the process for this painting.

Over an acrylic black-primed canvas…eight steps from paint around a block to draw with a tube

1-Paint around a block
2-Brushstroke
3-Transfer a brushstroke
4-Closed shape
5-Draw a line
6-Scrape into wet paint
7-Transfer a brushstroke
8-Draw with a tube